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  • RNC Chairman calls for Holder resignation

    05/14/2013 10:16:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2013 | Susan Ferrechio
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus believes Attorney General Eric Holder should resign for tapping the phones of the Associated Press, calling the move a violation of the First Amendment. Here is his statement: “Freedom of the press is an essential right in a free society. The First Amendment doesn’t request the federal government to respect it; it demands it. Attorney General Eric Holder, in permitting the Justice Department to issue secret subpoenas to spy on Associated Press reporters, has trampled on the First Amendment and failed in his sworn duty to uphold the Constitution. Because Attorney General Holder has so egregiously...
  • RNC chairman calls for full recount in West-Murphy race

    11/14/2012 2:36:43 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-14-2012 | Alexandra Jaffe
    November 14, 2012 RNC chairman calls for full recount in West-Murphy race Alexandra Jaffe Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is echoing Rep. Allen West's (R-Fla.) call for a full recount of early ballots in his race, offering a rare show of support for a Republican lawmaker still locked in a yet-undecided race. "The voters of Florida's 18th Congressional District deserve to have their ballots counted properly. Congressman Allen West has asked election officials in St. Lucie County to count all early voting ballots, and I strongly urge them to do so in order to erase any existing concerns about...
  • At RNC, Michael Steele is man who doesn’t exist

    08/25/2012 10:26:37 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-26-2012 | Byron York
    August 26, 2012 At RNC, Michael Steele is man who doesn’t exist Byron York TAMPA — Republicans gathered at the University Club in downtown Tampa Saturday night to honor GOP chairman Reince Priebus. The event was sponsored by the Wisconsin delegation, which of course represents Priebus’ home state, and the Mississippi delegation, home of former governor and former RNC chairman Haley Barbour. There were several major players there: Priebus himself, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Ron Johnson, Barbour and nephew Henry Barbour, former Virginia governor and former RNC chair Jim Gilmore, former chair Mike Duncan, and others. With the presence...
  • NY Times: $900K Flows From 'Mysterious' Donor

    07/28/2012 2:45:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 28, 2012 | Peter Flaherty
    The New York Times has a front-page story today on a political giver named James Robert Williams, who has no visible means of support, but is very generous to both parties and to politicians of different stripes. From the article: ...one government watchdog group called the pattern of donations extremely troubling. Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, said, "In more than 15 years of investigating political corruption, I've never seen a more suspicious set of facts." According to the story by reporters Raymond Hernandez, Alison Leigh Cowan and Jo Craven McGinty, Williams lives in a...
  • RNC chairman promises to make Fast and Furious a 2012 election theme

    12/23/2011 7:37:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 22 December, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus reiterated his call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation on Wednesday, and promised Operation Fast and Furious will be an election issue in 2012. “Holder may want to point fingers and play the blame game, but as the Attorney General, he bears the responsibility,” Priebus told The Daily Caller. “It’s past time for the attorney general to come clean and take responsibility and if he doesn’t, he has a boss who should.” “Obama’s leadership deficit in holding the members of his administration accountable demonstrates yet again that the president is taking Washington in the...
  • Who is Reince Preibus (Ryns Pree-bus)? Why is he the new GOP Chairman?

    01/15/2011 11:09:58 PM PST · by Sun · 42 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Jan. 15, 2011 | Patrician Walston
    Many are interested in his views on family values and issues as he will play a huge part in Election 2012. “In the December 1, 2010 RNC candidate forum, Priebus provided a few details about his politics. He said he believes the RNC is "part of" the Tea Party movement. He believes in the Christian God. He stated that if he were elected as RNC chair it would be through God's blessing; believes it is the Republican Party's mission to "save our country, to save our party, and to take back the White House.” He believes someone who is "pro-abortion,...
  • Steele Out, Priebus In at RNC

    01/14/2011 3:27:34 PM PST · by ColdOne · 82 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 14th 2011 | FoxNews/AP
    WASHINGTON --Reince Priebus was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee on Friday after Michael Steeledropped his bid to stay atop the party for another two years. Priebus clinched the victory after seven rounds, securing 97 votes, more than the 85 required to win. Steele dropped out of the race after four rounds. "At this time, I will step aside for others to lead," Steele told the168 RNC committee members at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor, Md. "But in so doing, I hope y'all appreciate the legacy we leave. Despite the noise -- because lord know we had a...
  • Priebus Poised To Fast Track Barbour's 2012 Presidential Bid (Back room deal?)

    01/14/2011 2:37:44 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 30 replies
    riehlworldview ^ | Friday January 14, 2011
    Based upon talking to multiple sources over a period of weeks, I've been able to confirm that a deal struck between the Barbours, Henry and Haley, and Reince Priebus, is set to put Nick Ayers in at the RNC as political director to pave the way for Barbour's 2012 Presidential bid. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour is trying to get his southern claws around the RNC as one of his cronies, Nick Ayers, the 28 year old Republican Governors Association Director, is being pumped up to challenge an already embattled Michael Steele. Incoming Republican Governor Association Chairman, Texas Gov. Rick Perry,...
  • Do Blacks Have a Reason to Vote GOP? Michael Steele Says No

    04/24/2010 6:40:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 106 replies · 2,409+ views
    CBS ^ | 4/22/10 | Stephanie Condon
    The Republican Party has not given African Americans a good reason to vote for the party, Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele said Tuesday night. "You really don't have a reason to, to be honest -- we haven't done a very good job of really giving you one. True? True," Steele said at DePaul University, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Steele, the first African-American chairman for the RNC, said the GOP has lost its historical link to African Americans. "This party was co-founded by blacks, among them Frederick Douglass," he said. "The Republican Party had a hand in forming the NAACP,...
  • Rev. Peterson: 'Michael Steele is a RINO'

    04/23/2010 10:04:47 AM PDT · by abigail2 · 48 replies · 568+ views
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | April 23, 2010 | abigail2
    Rev. Peterson: 'Michael Steele is a RINO' Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action, blasted RNC Chairman Michael Steele for his latest remarks that blacks don't have a reason to vote Republican. Steele also told 200 DePaul University students listening to his address on Tuesday that the Republicans walked away from blacks and that their strategy over the last 40 years to attract Southern white males has alienated minorities. "Michael Steele is a RINO (Republican In Name Only) -- he's dividing the party and hurting recruitment efforts," said Rev. Peterson. "Since January I have called for the...
  • Steele: No reason for black GOP base

    04/21/2010 4:00:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 133 replies · 2,658+ views
    Steele: No reason for black GOP base By: Andy Barr April 21, 2010 05:43 PM EDT Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele told a group of students that African-Americans “don’t have a reason” to vote for Republicans. Steele was asked Tuesday night during a speech to roughly 200 students at DePaul University why African-Americans should vote for GOP candidates. “You really don’t have a reason, to be honest,” Steele responded, as was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times. “We haven’t done a very good job of giving you one.” Steele has made similar comments in the past, saying during an...
  • Ben Stein: Time for Michael Steele to Go

    04/11/2010 6:28:07 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 71 replies · 1,799+ views
    CBS News ^ | 4/11/10 | Ben Stein
    It is time for Mr. Steele to go.
  • Embattled Steele to Republicans: 'I've Made Mistakes'

    04/10/2010 2:51:40 PM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies · 347+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4-10-10
    NEW ORLEANS -- Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who has come under fire for his lavish spending, told GOP activists Saturday that he has taken responsibility for his "mistakes" and is now ready to "move on." In a speech to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, Steele alluded to the controversy sparked by his committee paying a nearly $2,000 bill at a sex-themed nightclub in Los Angeles that led to at least one state party chairman calling for his resignation. "Now I'll be the first to admit I've made mistakes and it's been incumbent on me to take responsibility, shoulder...
  • Steele: 'I have made mistakes'

    04/10/2010 3:17:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 755+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 10 | LIZ SIDOTI
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Embattled GOP chairman Michael Steele is seeking to quell the furor over his management of the Republican National Committee. He is acknowledging mistakes and vowing to learn from them and he says he wants to move on.
  • VIDEO: Palin: RNC's Michael Steele "Doing A Great Job"

    04/08/2010 7:14:50 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 393 replies · 3,810+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 8, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Sarah Palin: "I support Michael Steele ... I think he's doing a great job. Michael Steele is an outsider. The machine, I think, is tough to penetrate -- I think it's been good to have an independent outsider trying to create some change in the Republican Party."
  • Steele: RNC has learned its lesson

    04/10/2010 7:16:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 888+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-04-10 | Aaron Blake
    NEW ORLEANS -- A more soft-spoken and humble Michael Steele assured his party faithful Saturday that he has learned his lesson from the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) recent troubles. “In life, you realize that you can’t please everyone, but you can certainly make them mad at you the same time, and that’s a lesson well-learned,” Steele said at the outset of his speech to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Steele then offered a quasi-apology for the distractions that have plagued the RNC and led two members of the committee to call for his resignation. “Folks have been mad at us...
  • RNC Resignations and 'Shadow RNC' Could Signal More Trouble for Steele

    04/05/2010 7:00:32 PM PDT · by iowamark · 52 replies · 1,015+ views
    ABC News ^ | 04/05/2010 | By JONATHAN KARL, KRISTINA WONG and HUMA KHAN
    Embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele released a defiant statement... ...two GOP officials stepped down today -- top GOP donor Sam Fox stepped down from his position on an RNC fundraising committee, and Ken McKay stepped down as RNC Chief of Staff. In his statement, Steele announced he was appointing McKay's deputy, Mike Leavitt, to take his spot. According to a Republican close to the RNC, the elevation of Mike Leavitt -- who managed Steele's unsuccessful Senate campaign -- could spell more trouble for the RNC. Leavitt has been overseeing communications for the past two months, and during that...
  • Coulter Defends Steele, DNC ‘In No Position’ to Complain...With Dems' Past Playboy Parties and All

    04/05/2010 5:43:54 PM PDT · by 198ml · 68 replies · 1,604+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 04/05/10 | Anthony Kang
    Ann Coulter for one has refused to pour gasoline on the Voyeur fire - pledging her full support and offering praise for RNC Chairman Michael Steele. As Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos so touchingly pointed out to Steele, a few Republican leaders have been publicly highly critical of Steele and according to a "poll of insiders" only 20 percent consider him an asset to the party. "Everyone seemed to like him and recently it's like story after story after story - is this guy being villainized?" Fox Business Channel's Eric Bolling asked Coulter on the April 5 "Happy Hour."
  • GOP boss Michael Steele says he and Barack Obama have one thing in common: It's tough being black

    04/05/2010 4:52:02 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 80 replies · 1,444+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/4/2010 | Michael Mcauliff AND Corky Siemaszko
    Embattled GOP party boss Michael Steele said Monday he and President Obama share the same burden - they both get held to a tougher standard because they're black. "The honest answer is, yes," Steele said on "Good Morning America." "Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. A lot of folks do." That, said Steele, is "just the reality of it." The GOP chairman spoke out a day after several top Republicans raked him over the coals for lavish spending and after two sex-themed embarrassments rocked the GOP last week. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Steele was off-base.
  • RNC chief of staff Ken McKay resigns

    04/05/2010 4:06:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies · 2,815+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 5, 2010 | Chris Cillizza
    Republican National Committee chief of staff Ken McKay has resigned in the wake of a controversy over an expenditure at a risque California nightclub, RNC communications director Doug Heye said Monday. McKay's resignation comes one week after the Daily Caller Web site reported that the RNC's January expenditure report included nearly $2,000 spent at Voyeur in West Hollywood, a topless nightclub. RNC officials worked to distance Chairman Michael Steele from the controversy -- insisting that not only was he not in attendance but that he had no knowledge of the reimbursement -- and promised changes in the way that people...